Champagne breakfast on a salver anyone?

Congratulations to anyone who a £1 treble on the three ARC Kent Silver Salver semi final winners. No doubt you will be enjoying a champage breakfast out of your £2,449.50 winnings.

None of the three semi final favourites made it through to next Saturday’s decider which has a real 3-1 the field look about it. Quickest of the three winners was David Mullins’ Droopys Standard with a 16.33 run.

£133K turnover at Monmore sale

The latest Premier Greyhound Sales proved a huge success at Monmore on Friday with a huge turnover of just over £133,000.

Top lot of the day was Droopys Fodder, a blue April 23 dog by Malachi out of Droopys Charm, who sold for £16,500 to a syndicate of owners with Kim Billingham after leading all the way in his trial recording 28.98 for the 480m trip.

Fastest of the day was Fine Thanks, a black June 22 son of Droopys Sydney out of Tibet, when he stopped the clock in 28.83 and he will stay at Monmore with Alan Jenkins after being purchased for £5,000.

Other notable sales on the day included Droopys Elena (£8,200), Easy Ojo (£7,500), Majecka (£5,500) and Sporting Stage (£5,200).

Nathan Corden says “It was a remarkable day and Monmore has once again proven it is a very strong sales venue. Tony Williamson and his team always make us feel very welcome and the track was in superb condition.

“The auction was interesting as our regular auctioneer Richard Walsh was delayed so we had to improvise for the first half and James Corden stepped up to the plate and did a brilliant job for his first experience of being an auctioneer!”



A big thanks to former Hall Green, Wimbledon and Coventry Racing Manager Simon Harris who was back in Plough Lane for the unveiling of the Mick The Miller mosaic in its new location at the home of AFC Wimbledon.


(Or as he put it “attached photo of two old Wimbledon relics”) 

Simon said: “ I was very saddened to hear of the recent deaths of two proper greyhound men Frank Melville and George Bradnock, albeit in different ends of the greyhound world.“I knew Frank as both a trainer and Senior Stipendiary Steward and in his latter role, I, like many others, would be on the end of a bollocking for some minor misdemeanour or other. But at least with Frank you knew you probably deserved it and he always had greyhound racing as a whole in his best interest (probably a bit too much for some).

“However I think im probably not alone in wishing that this great sport of ours currently had somebody of Frank’s experience and ‘stickler for the rules’ attitude at its helm.

“In similar vein I knew George Bradnock and his father and brother during my time at Hall Green when they were doing the rounds delivering bread and the like. George was a great character and always had a funny story or some gossip to pass on. George and his father before him would do anything they could to be of help to everybody, and he will be sadly missed.

“Rest in peace Frank and George.”


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